Dr. Steven Waterhouse (Seven) is the CEO and Co-founder of Orchid. Founded in 2017, Orchid is a peer-to-peer, incentivized privacy network designed to keep the Internet open and accessible, regardless of geographic location. Waterhouse previously served as a partner at blockchain-focused venture Pantera Capital from its inception in 2013 through July 2016. Here, he recognized the value of data privacy, investing in projects such as Brave and Zcash at the seed stage.
Waterhouse also worked at Fortress Investment Group, where he founded the Digital Currency Fund with Mike Novogratz and Pete Briger. Before this, Waterhouse was a Co-founder and CTO of RPX (Nasdaq: RPXC) and served as Director of the Honeycomb product group at Sun Microsystems, one of the first computer and software technology companies to evolve during the dot com era.
Waterhouse holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.